Celtic record first league win with Ange Postecoglou in charge


Greek Australian coach, Ange Postecoglou, has recorded his first Scottish Premiership win as Celtic manager, with the Glasgow side thrashing Dundee 6-0.

Postecoglou’s Parkhead tenure had got off to a rocky start, with Celtic crashing out of the Champions League qualifiers and being beaten by Hearts in the opening round of the Premiership.

But the Hoops got back on track overnight as a hat-trick to Japanese forward, Kyogo Furuhashi, led the rout of Dundee.

READ MORE: Ange Postecoglou’s migration story and how football bonded him with his Greek dad.

Kyogo Furuhashi celebrates after scoring his third goal. Photo: Getty / Steve Welsh.

The Hoops dominated across the full 90 minutes as they completed four times as many passes as their opponents and ended the match with 75 per cent possession. 

Socceroos star Tom Rogic, right-back Anthony Ralston and substitute Odsonne Edouard also scored in front of their home crowd.

Edouard’s goal came from the penalty spot after a foul which saw Dundee reduced to 10 men in the 90th minute.

Postecoglou himself was pleased with the application of his side as they embraced his attacking style of play. 

READ MORE: ‘One of the greatest honours in football’: Ange Postecoglou confirmed as new Celtic manager.

“We played some good football and worked awfully hard. We started the game really well and sort of set the tone,” Postecoglou said.

“It was a good performance by the players and they got their rewards for their hard work.”

Though still early days in the Aussie’s tenure, fans have quickly been won over and were in awe of how Celtic have already changed under their new manager. 

Celtic, who have jumped up to fourth in the league with the win, will now face Jablonec at home in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier having claimed a 4-2 victory last week. 

READ MORE: Greek migrant community’s impact on Australian football charted in documentary series.

Source: ABC News.




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